Sebastián López Flórez, joins the BISITE Research Group to carry out his doctoral thesis as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. During his stay he will fulfill one of the objectives of the IoTalentum project, in which Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE group, participates as a member of the board of supervisors.

Sebastian is a mechatronics engineer and has completed a master’s degree in electrical engineering with a final project focused on computer vision for scene detection based on object semantics. Both degrees were received at the Technological University of Pereira (UTP). His research interests focus on the development of flexible, interpretable and scalable machine learning models, often involving deep learning, Gaussian processes and kernel learning.

In addition to developing methods that have societal impact, and comprehending the reasons behind their effectivness, Sebastain also understands the foundations for building models that learn and generalize. His work has been applied to time series, vision, NLP, public policy and medicine.

Smart grid research for IoTalentum

In our group he will be part of the IoTalentum project, a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Internet of Things Training Network. His participation in the project will revolve around the development of models that quantify uncertainty generating a reliable and secure response in smart grids while maintaining system stability associated with future generation, well-functioning infrastructure, and customer demand, as well as the integration of blockchain ensuring privacy by offering decentralized systems, following a practical implementation in the DREAM-GO model.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.